Senator Gary Humphries suggests asking the people of Canberra how the expected $47 million 2006-7 GST bonus should be spent.
“The ACT Government will receive $758.6 million in GST revenue in 2006-07, a windfall of $47 million compared with the previous system of Financial Assistance Grants and the State taxes that were abolished by the New Tax System.”
“By giving the community a say in how we spend this money, we increase the chance that it will be used in a socially useful way,” Senator Humphries said.”
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I must admit I would be curious to see what ideas the people of Canberra come up with.